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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Curbside Collection Service Requirements and Rates

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Curbside Collection Service Requirements

Curbside collection service for households with four or fewer units is provided by garbage and recycling companies in franchised areas. The City oversees these companies and sets rates and service options. Your garbage bill comes directly from the company that services your rental property.

Property owners of residential rentals of houses and smallplexes (2-4 units) through City of Portland Title 29 Code are required to:

  1. Contact the garbage and recycling company that services your property to set up service in the property owner’s name. (Service cannot be set up by or billed to the tenant. The bill can be sent to a property management company).
  2. Directly pay the garbage and recycling company for services provided.
  3. Provide at least the minimum required service level of 20 gallons of garbage capacity per unit

Under Title 29 the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability considers landlords and garbage and recycling companies in compliance as long as the bill is in the landlord’s name and is sent to the landlord, or property manager for payment. All issues related to how, or if, landlords charge tenants for provision of services are outside of BPS authority. Title 29 neither requires nor prohibits landlords from recouping these costs from tenants. For landlord-tenant assistance contact Community Alliance for Tenants for at 503-288-0130 or http://oregoncat.org/.

Minimum Service Level Requirements and Recommendations

Property owners who fail to provide adequate service can be subject to enforcement actions, including fines.

Green roll cart for food scraps and yard debris - Weekly pickup

  • One green composting roll cart for single family homes, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes.

Blue roll cart for recycling - Weekly pickup

  • One blue recycling roll cart for single family homes and duplexes.
  • At least two blue recycling roll carts for triplexes and fourplexes.

Yellow bin for glass only - Weekly pickup

  • One yellow glass only bin or other rigid container with a glass-only sticker.

Garbage - Every-other-week pickup

  • The minimum requirement is 20 gallons per unit.
  • Property owners can choose the size and number of garbage containers for each property.

Service Options and Rates

Below is a list of all available service options and monthly rates for smallplexes (2-4 units). A list of all available service options and monthly rates for rental houses is available here

Curbside Collection Service Rates and Charges for Small Multiplexes, effective July 1, 2013

Weekly Composting & Recycling, Every-Other-Week Garbage 
Collection for: Duplex Tri-Plex Four-Plex
Single Container Service, where roll cart / container is shared by residents of 2, 3 or 4 units
One shared 60-Gallon Roll Cart 39.55 46.25 N / A
One shared 90-Gallon Roll Cart 43.30 50.00 56.70
One shared 1.0 Cubic Yard Container 67.70 74.40 81.10
One shared 1.5 Cubic Yard Container 84.75 91.45 98.15
One shared 2.0 Cubic Yard Container 101.80 108.50 115.20
Multiple Containers, where all cans / roll carts are placed together in a single location at curbside for pickup.  Where unshared cans / roll carts are located separately at curbside for pickup then each is considered a separate account, charged at single-family rate.
Two 32-Gallon Cans* 38.90 45.60 N / A
Three 32-Gallon Cans* 42.85 49.55 56.25
Four 32-Gallon Cans* 46.80 53.50 60.20
       
Two 20-Galllon Roll Carts 37.90 N / A N / A
Three 20-Gallon Roll Carts 41.35 48.05 N / A
Four 20-Gallon Roll Carts 44.75 51.45 58.15
       
Two 35-Galllon Roll Carts 41.40 48.10 54.80
Three 35-Gallon Roll Carts 46.60 53.30 60.00
Four 35-Gallon Roll Carts 51.75 58.45 65.15
       
Two 60-Galllon Roll Carts 48.05 54.75 61.45
Three 60-Gallon Roll Carts 56.55 63.25 69.95
Four 60-Gallon Roll Carts 65.05 71.75 78.45
       
Two 90-Gallon Roll Carts 55.65 62.35 69.05
Three 90-Gallon Roll Carts 67.95 74.65 81.35
Four 90 Gallon Roll Carts 80.25 86.95 93.65
  • N/A services are not available.
  • Non-curbside service is available at small multiplexes for garbage cans and roll carts at an additional monthly charge of $1.70 per can and $3.50 per roll cart. Excess distance charge for a can is $0.55. Excess distance charge for a roll cart is $1.15.
  • For composting services, extra cans, bags, or bundles of yard debris only are $3.75 each and accrue on a per account, rather than per unit, basis.
  • *Customer-provided garbage cans are being phased out and these service levels are generally not available. Customers currently providing their own garbage cans are grandfathered in.

Curbside Collection Service Rates and Charges for Small Multiplexes, effective July 1, 2013
Includes Terrain Charge

Weekly Composting & Recycling, Every-Other-Week Garbage 
Collection for: Duplex Tri-Plex Four-Plex
Single Container Service, where roll cart / container is shared by residents of 2, 3 or 4 units
One shared 60-Gallon Roll Cart 43.75 50.45 N/A
One shared 90-Gallon Roll Cart 47.50 54.20 60.90
One shared 1.0 Cubic Yard Container 71.90 78.60 85.30
One shared 1.5 Cubic Yard Container 88.95 95.65 102.35
One shared 2.0 Cubic Yard Container 106.00 112.70 119.40
Multiple Containers, where all cans / roll carts  are placed together in a single location at curbside for pickup.  Where unshared cans / roll carts are located separately at curbside for pickup then each is considered a separate account, charged at single-family rate.
Two 32-Gallon Cans* 43.25 49.95 N/A
Three 32-Gallon Cans* 47.20 53.90 60.60
Four 32-Gallon Cans* 51.15 57.85 64.55
       
Two 20-Galllon Roll Carts 42.25 N/A N/A
Three 20-Gallon Roll Carts 45.70 52.40 N/A
Four 20-Gallon Roll Carts 49.10 55.80 62.50
       
Two 35-Galllon Roll Carts 45.75 52.45 59.15
Three 35-Gallon Roll Carts 50.95 57.65 64.35
Four 35-Gallon Roll Carts 56.10 62.80 69.50
       
Two 60-Galllon Roll Carts 52.40 59.10 65.80
Three 60-Gallon Roll Carts 60.90 67.60 74.30
Four 60-Gallon Roll Carts 69.40 76.10 82.80
       
Two 90-Gallon Roll Carts 60.00 66.70 73.40
Three 90-Gallon Roll Carts 72.30 79.00 85.70
Four 90 Gallon Roll Carts 84.60 91.30 98.00
  • N/A services are not available.
  • Non-curbside service is available at small multiplexes for garbage cans and roll carts at an additional monthly charge of $1.70 per can and $3.50 per roll cart. Excess distance charge for a can is $0.55. Excess distance charge for a roll cart is $1.15.
  • For composting services, extra cans, bags, or bundles of yard debris only are $3.75 each and accrue on a per account, rather than per unit, basis.
  • Includes $4.20-$4.35 terrain charge per account, not per unit.
  • *Customer-provided garbage cans are being phased out and these service levels are generally not available. Customers currently providing their own garbage cans are grandfathered in.